For my venture pitch, I decided to tackle an issue so many of you have identified in our Opportunity Forecast OER – quick and easy identification of quality YouTube videos.
Here’s the Elevator Pitch.
Please see the “slide deck” of the pitch in the video below.
I’m also attaching a PDF of the slides in case the video goes by too quickly.
And here is the main Venture Pitch file.
Based on the feedback I’ve received, I think I would need to try harder to clarify the purpose of my venture – the materials I posted clearly are not able to stand on their own, so they will need to be modified to do a better job as standalone materials. I’ve also learned from my own elevator pitch and the many others I’ve viewed, that one minute is a very short time to accurately communicate a complex idea, so the focus there really needs to be on piquing interest and getting to a second meeting.
Overall, this was an interesting exercise and has given me a better appreciation of what it might take to produce an effective pitch. I’ve evaluated some very strong pitches and some that would have been strong if they had been more focused, or they had included some relevant component. Having gone through all if it, has given me some examples to try to emulate in a real venture pitch.